Intentional Parenting Family Movies
Tangled*Note: The Development of This Guide is Still in Progress.
Moral-Ethical Emphasis — Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring.
At a Glance — Age: 6 - 8; MPAA Rating — PG; Animated; 2010; 100 minutes; Color; Available from Amazon.com.
Description — Tangled reimagines the story of Rapunzel, adding more depth and nuance, and turning the traditional tale into an entertaining, modern day, girl-power-ish movie.
Every Guide to Talking and Playing With Movies contains film-related discussion prompts, games, and a short story related to the themes of the film.
Each Guide helps parents and teachers use family movies to enhance verbal development, increase social-emotional learning, and foster character education.
Benefits — This funny, sweet movie features a strong female lead. It shows the power of perseverance and kindness. Its songs are catchy and the animation is great. Rapunzel encourages people to follow their dreams, and when or if they don't work out, to find a new dream.
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For a more complete explanation of how to use movies to foster development through talk and play, see Ideas for Talking and Playing Using Family Movies. Babysitters can better serve their charges by talking with children about the movies children watch and organizing games based on situations in the films. See How Babysitters Can Enhance Verbal Development and Social-Emotional Learning.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against putting children age 2 or younger in front of a screen. For children 3 and above it recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours of educational, nonviolent programs each day. For these children family movies are a great way for intentional parents to use entertainment to enhance a child's verbal skills, social and emotional learning and character education.
This web page was written by Lauren Humphrey and James Frieden. It was first published December 10, 2012.
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